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School-Year Programs



The Clyde York 4-H Center in Crossville, the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, and Lone Oaks Farm in Middleton offer school-year programs in nature and science education. These programs are committed to enhancing student awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of science and our natural world.
         Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN
Camp Discover, Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN
Camp Explore, Clyde Austin 4-H Center, Greeneville, TN
Take a Walk on the Wild Side, W.P. Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia, TN


Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN
Lone Oaks Farm is a place where children can connect to the land, experience the outdoors, learn about
science, and build life skills for a lifetime. Lone Oaks Farm hosts 4-H events of all kinds, including summer and speciality camps and day programs.  They also offer field trip opportunities to schools and homeschool groups. 
For more information about Lone Oaks Farm, please visit their website at http://www.loneoaksfarm.com/.

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Camp Discover is located at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center up on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau.  Their mission is to provide students with hands-on educational experiences.  Their goal is to provide STEM education and to help students develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the envirionment.  They focus on youth development, self-esteem, and team-building, while also having an exciting experience.

For more information contact Lacy Harnage, Program Director at lmcminn2@utk.edu.  Also visit the York 4-H Center website.

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Camp Explore, located at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center, is a fun and exciting program for schools around the East Tennessee area.  They are committed to enhancing student awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the environment.  By teaching and modeling good character traits while exploring our natural world, we foster stewardship to preserve the Earth for future generations.

For more information, contact Jerry Rhinehardt, Program Director at jrhineha@utk.edu.  Also visit the Clyde Austin 4-H Center website.

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Ridley 4-H Center offers stimulating and challenging classroom enrichment opportunities in science education.  The program provides non-formal, experiential learning in an outdoor setting.  The curriculum utilizes scientific investigations, scanvenger hunts, relay and tag games, and group challenges to teach the units of study.

For more information, contact Lisa Vassar, Program Director at lvassar@utk.edu.  Also visit the W.P Ridley 4-H Center website.


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